``People didn't respect me last year, but I wasn't that good," said the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Sacramento native, who spent last season at Mount Zion (N.C.). "I was just OK – inconsistent."
``I didn't play as hard as I am now," he added.
Jennings, who is uncertain which prep school he will spent his final year at, has become more mature and his play in April was first-hand evidence.
``I came in saying I was going to dominate," Jennings said. "Now I'm becoming more consistent and working on my game."
Jennings has been compared by some as an Amare Stoudemire-type because of his aggressive play in the post – dunking anything he gets in the paint and also blocking shots.
He still needs to develop more low-post moves.
``I've only got about two," he said. ``I need to get my footwork down."
However, now it's gotten ridiculous.
``It's crazy," Jennings said. "But I'm enjoying it. This is what I always wanted, but I'm humble because in my eyes, I'm not that good. I've got a long way to go."